Advion Appoints Universal Analytical and Testing Instruments, Ltd. as Exclusive Chinese Distributor of its Compact Mass Spectrometer

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ITHACA, NY – January 23, 2012 –Advion, Inc. a leading life sciences Systems and Consumables developer, has appointed Universal Analytical and Testing Instruments, Ltd. (UATIL) as the exclusive distributor for the expression, a Compact Mass Spectrometer (CMS) approximately half the size, and half the price, of existing single quadrupole mass spectrometers on the market. The newly-released and shipment-ready CMS was introduced to the Chinese market this past week with joint visits to leading CROs and academic and government research sites – with great interest.

The expression CMS is designed for the discovery research and process development synthetic organic chemistry market. Compact enough to operate in fume hoods and space-restricted laboratories, chemists now have direct access to identify, monitor and confirm compounds rapidly as they are created in the reactor. Moreover, the personal single quadrupole mass spectrometer allows for rapid compound confirmation in normal phase chromatography fractions.

Traditionally, chemists initiate a multi‐hour reaction and periodically withdraw samples for analysis in an open access mass spectrometry lab. The remote analysis can take hours, decreasing the usefulness of the information and building workflow inefficiencies. Additionally, large numbers of normal phase purification fractions are generated and add to the central lab burden, further slowing vital feedback. Available systems are too complex, costly, large and lacked design elements to be used in a hood next to the reaction. The expression CMS is easy to use with an intuitive software package. The combination of a small footprint (< 11 inches wide) and critical design features which permit operation within a fume hood, or next to existing bench instrumentation, conserve valuable laboratory space.

“This group of chemists has been largely underserved and Advion has a wealth of experience in mass spectrometry applications in small molecule, natural product and peptide chemistry,” says David B. Patteson, Advion’s CEO. “Universal is the best partner for this product in China. They have a large geographic footprint in the country, sales/support offices in all of the major cities, and a deep set of relationships with all our intended customers.”

Advion will continue to utilize ASPEC Technologies for the representation of its TriVersa NanoMate ion source products sold into a large range of applications including proteomics, lipidomics and metabolomics as they are the ideal partner for those solutions.

About Advion, Inc.
Advion is a proven leader in flow chemistry systems and microfluidic products which improve the performance of mass spectrometers in demanding applications The company creates unique micro and nanotechnologies which deliver speed, ease-of-use, exceptional data quality and affordability. More about the company can be found at

About Universal
UATIL is a leading supplier of laboratory instruments and equipment to research labs in universities, research institutes, pharmaceutical industries and government laboratories in China and Hong Kong. UATIL’s headquarter is located in Hong Kong with support offices in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Wuhan. More about the company can be found at

ASPEC develops solutions to help advance innovation in science and technologies in the Greater China markets. The company supports scientists and professionals in the academic and government research, pharmaceutical, food, chemicals, clinical, and other applied markets and life science industries by providing premier bio-analytical instrumentation, services, and consulting. More about the company can be found at

For Advion, Inc.
Amy Boardman
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Advion, Inc.
Telephone: 1.607.379.4565

For Universal Analytical & Testing Instruments, Ltd.
Stephen Hung
Universal Analytical & Testing Instruments, Ltd.
Room 2103, 21/F Fullerton Centre,
No. 19 Hung To Road, Kwun Tong,
Kowloon, Hong Kong
Tel: 852-36924581 Fax: 852-36924576

For ASPEC Technologies Limited
Charles C. Liu, Ph.D.
ASPEC Technologies Limited
Room 1509, Reward Building A
No.203, 2nd Section Wang Jing Li Ze Zhong Yuan
Chaoyang District, Beijing 100102
Tel.: +86-10-6439-9978 ext. 6109
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